Student Research

Health Sciences Student Research Summit

Health Sciences Student Research Summit

The 11th annual UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit (HSSRS) will be at Children’s Mercy Research Institute on March 22, 2023 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

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(Deadline to register is March 15, 2023)


The UMKC Health Sciences Research Summit enables members of the UMKC health sciences community to display posters in a forum that:

  • Highlights the health sciences research being conducted in the UMKC Schools of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Health Studies, Pharmacy, and Computing and Engineering;
  • Fosters research collaborations across disciplines and schools that will produce economic, health, education and quality-of-life benefits for the greater Kansas City community.


HSSRS Archives


Submissions & Posters
HSSRS 2020 Winners

Graduate Clinical Poster: 25 Posters

1st Place: Mark Gray, Masters Student SBCS: Bone Strain Alters Cardiac Function Mentor: Michael Wacker, SOM

2nd Place: Suma Ancha, SOM MS VI: Electronic Health Record Functionality: Medical Students’ Perspective Mentor: No Mentor listed.

3rd Place: 3 way tie

3rd Place: Brooke Jacobson, PharmD YR4: Development of a Cystic Fibrosis Specific Antibiogram Mentor: Claire Elson, CMH

3rd Place: Rachna Talluri, SOM MS V: The influence of maturity on the relationship between the triglyceride/HDL ratio and vascular health in children and adolescents with dyslipidemia Mentor: David White, CMH

3rd Place: Brandon Wesche, SOM MS VI: Transcriptome Changes after Glucocorticoids for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols, SOM

Graduate Oral Powerpoint Presentation: 15 Presentations

1st Place: Darya Tajfiroozeh, SOM MS VI: Immune profiling of dexamethasone response in treatment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols, SOM

2nd Place: Andrew Peterson, SOM MS V: Development and Validation of the Nasal Outcome Score for Epistaxis in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (NOSE HHT) Mentor: Jay Piccirillo, Wash U.

3rd Place: Emily Boschert, SOM MS VI: 22 Years of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Firearm Injuries: The Carnage Continue Mentor: Richard Schwend, CMH

Undergraduate Poster: 35 applicants

1st Place: Adnan Islam, SOM MS IV: rfaZ’s Role in Escherichia coli Neonatal Sepsis: In-Vitro Bacterial Growth Mentor: Susana Chavez-Bueno, CMH

2nd Place: Som P Singh, SOM MS III: Mental Health Outcomes of Early-Entrance to College Students: A Cross Sectional Study Mentor: Jianwei Jiao, SOM

3rd Place : Shil Shah, MS III: The Effects of Necrotizing Enterocolitis on Cytoskeletal Genes in Gut Epithelium Mentor: Paula Monaghan Nichols, SOM

Undergraduate Oral Powerpoint Presentations – 7 applicants

1st Place: Madhavi Murali, SOM MS IV: Challenges of interpreting Naranjo causality assessment of pediatric adverse drug reactions Mentor: Jennifer Goldman, CMH

2nd Place: Aarya Ramprasad, SOM MS II: Contributions to Health Disparities Observed in the COVID19 Pandemic Mentor: Bridgette Jones, SOM

3rd Place: Victoria Shi, SOM MS II: Transcriptome Analysis of Patients with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Mentor: Paula Monaghan-Nichols, SOM

HSSRS 2021 Winners

Coming Soon

HSSRS 2022 Winners

TBA – After March 2, 2022.

Helpful links
How to Present Your Research: The 10 Minute Talk (need UMKC user ID/password)

How to Write and Present a Poster (need UMKC user ID/password)

Contact Office of Research Administration for any additional questions.